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Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
~Kurt Vonnegut
Friday, January 07, 2005

Energy Focus

A little village in the sun
Here is a bright little village in Andhra Pradesh that is all solar and smoke-free - the first of its kind in the country.

Scania, the Swedish truck manufacturer's presentation at Tokyo Motor Show included Peak Oil. This may be the first acknowledgement of Peak Oil from a big auto company

We Burned So Bright - Energy/Culture Transition Short Story Competition
To mark the peaking of global oil production , we are seeking short stories of up to 3000 words set sometime in the near future, exploring the society you live in now, where oil is becoming - or has become - too expensive for everyday use. We want you to use your imagination and knowledge to explore the energy-culture transition. It can be in any genre and in any style. Stories can be positive as well as negative!
The closing date for entries is 28th February 2005

ConocoPhillips Drops Out of Arctic Power
"It appears that ConocoPhillips and BP are more enlightened than the Bush Administration when it comes to drilling in the Arctic Refuge. Hopefully Congress will get the message and defeat attempts to allow drilling in the Arctic Refuge this year."

The Edge Annual Question—2005
What do you believe to be true, even though you can’t prove it?

You'll find 120 contributors and possibly a personal favorite at the link. I especially like Brian Goodwin's answer:
Nature Is Culture.

...) Understanding species as cultures that have experienced 3.7 billion years of adaptive evolution on earth makes it clear that they are repositories of meaningful knowledge and experience about effective living that we urgently need to learn about in human culture. Here is a source of deep wisdom about living in participation with others that is energy and resource efficient, that recycles everything, produces forms that are simultaneously functional and beautiful, and is continuously innovative and creative. We can now proceed with a holistic science that is unified with the arts and humanities and has at its foundation the principles that arise from a naturalistic ethic based on an extended science that includes qualities as well as quantities within the domain of knowledge.
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